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we're two days away from the third and final presidential debate and donald trump is challenging hillary clinton to take a drug test. he's accusing clinton of being pumped up during their last showdown. in iraq, the country's prime minister says the country's victory has arrived. plus, a north carolina republican party office gets fire bombed and vandalized. this morning police are investigating and the presidential nominees are weighing in.
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good morning, it's monday, october 17th. thanks for joining us today, i'm betty nguyen alongside louis burgdorf. we are just 22 days from election day and two days from the third and final presidential debate. this weekend donald trump suggested there's something more than hours of debate prep that's assisting hillary clinton. >> crooked hillary is doing no more public events until after the debate. they say she's doing debate prep. but really, she's just resting. i think she's actually getting pumped up, you want to know the truth. she's getting pumped up. you understand. in fact, we're going to be talking about that in a few minutes. she's getting pumped up for wednesday night. i don't know. maybe -- we like athletes, right? look, i beat 17 senators, governors, i beat all these people.
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we like athletes. so athletes, athletes, they make them take a drug test, right? i think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. i do. why don't we do that? we should take a drug test prior, because i don't know what's going on with her. but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning, and at the end it was like, oh, take me down. she could barely reach her car. so i think we should take a drug test. anyway, i'm willing to do it. >> well, the clinton campaign has so far not officially responded to trump's allegations, though in a new web ad late yesterday they tied trump's suggestion being on drugs to the conspiracy theories of alex jones. meanwhile, president obama's top campaign strategist david
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axelrod weighs in, "drug testing, you have to wonder if hillary clinton will/should reconsider the next debate." he later wrote, hillary clinton clearly is going and she should. interesting to see if she can turn negative energy of donald trump against him. speaking in front of a crowd in greensboro, north carolina, on friday donald trump continued to rebuff the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him. >> this whole election is being rigged. these lies spread by the media, without witnesses, without backup or anything else, are poisoning the minds of the election. no witnesses, no backup, no anything else. and i'm telling you, i have many top professionals. don't talk about this, donald. nobody believes -- maybe some do believe me. you have to talk about it. am i right? when somebody makes an
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accusation that you did something and you weren't -- never saw this person before, it's a lie, total lie, fabrication, sometimes they do it for fame, maybe money, who knows, the clinton campaign is pushing it. hopefully, hour patriotic movement will overcome this great deception. there's never been anything like it in the united states. only way to slow it down are to come up with people willing to say, oh, i was with donald trump in 1980. i was sitting with him on an airplane and he went after me on the plane. yeah, i'm going to go after you. believe me, she would not be my first choice, that i can tell you. you don't know. that would not be my first choice. >> trump's running mate mike pence was also asked to weigh in
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on the accusations yesterday. >> let me ask you, governor, your candidate responded to the allegations using the word sick, talking about the people making the allegations, they are sick, phoney, and one of the women would not be his first choice. one of the claims you're making about hillary clinton is the way she treated bill clinton's accusers. donald trump is treating these accusers pretty roughly himself. >> donald trump has made it clear that he categorically denies -- >> what about the treatment of the people coming forward? sick, governor? >> what about calling half of our supporters a basket of deplorables? >> it's okay if hillary clinton does it? >> came out with the most anticatholic, antievangelical rhetoric i've ever seen by anybody in a high position in public life. >> president obama did not hold back when making the case as to why donald trump should not be president. the president told the crowd what's at risk if it doesn't
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work to elect hillary clinton, using some of trump's own words to get his point across. >> donald trump's closing argument is, what do you have to lose? the answer is, everything. all the progress we've made right now is on the ballot. civility is on the ballot. tolerance is on the ballot. courtesy is on the ballot. honesty is on the ballot. equality is on the ballot. kindness is on the ballot. all the progress we've made in the last eight years is on the ballot. democracy itself is on the ballot right now. you know, i notice her opponent, he seems to be in the middle of the game making excuses all the time for why he might be losing.
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and it's always interesting to me to see folks who talk tough, but then don't act tough. because if you're tough, you don't make excuses. you don't start complaining about the refs before the game's even done. you just play the game, right? >> donald trump fired back at president obama's campaign, raising his own questions over the president's legitimacy, even giving him the air quote treatment. >> obama is an incompetent. he's an incompetent president. he doesn't know what he's doing. he's out campaigning all day long. he's talking about me like he knows me. i don't know him. he doesn't know me. and why doesn't some woman maybe come up and say what they say falsely about me? they could say about him. they could say it about anybody.
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so with all of the people coming in, we're going to have problems like you wouldn't believe. you just watch. and she wants 550% more coming in from syria than the thousands and thousands that our president, quote president, has coming in. >> officials are trying to figure out who fire bombed the republican party headquarters in orange county, north carolina, this weekend. the building suffered heavy smoke and some fire damage after authorities say a bottle filled with a flammable substance was thrown through a window. we're told it happened between 9:00 saturday night and 9:00 a.m. sunday morning. the vandal also spray painted a swats ka on the side of the business adjacent to the headquarters. hillary clinton condemned the attack on twitter calling it horrific and unacceptable. donald trump tweeted animals representing hillary clinton and dems in north carolina just fire bombed our office in orange county because we are winning.
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no one was hurt. republican leaders in the state have requested extra security. hillary clinton spent the weekend preparing for the third and final presidential debate scheduled for this wednesday, and as we get closer to election day, her campaign is weighing whether to expand efforts in states democrats haven't won in decades. according to "the washington post" the campaign will decide whether to make a more aggressive play for states like georgia, utah, and arizona. chelsea clinton and bernie sanders will hold events this week, also across the country, as well. meanwhile, donald trump and hillary clinton are keeping up the attacks on one another. trump's campaign has begun selling "hillary for prison" buttons and shirts on their official online campaign store and the clinton campaign is out with a new attack ad called "america's bully." >> what, are you going to cry
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now? >> you're so gullible, mcfly. >> you, sit down! >> sit down. >> shoot it, fat boy. >> i'd look her right in that fat ugly face of hers. >> she ate like a pig. >> you're so stupid. >> how stupid are the people of the country? >> get him out of here. get out. >> come on, cry. >> he's like a little baby. oh, i don't know what i said. i don't remember! >> what are you going to do about people who want to be mean and all this bullying? >> tell me a little bit more why that's on your mind. >> i have asthma and occasionally i've heard people talking behind my back. >> that was really brave. i do think we need more love and kindness in this country. that's why it's important to stand up to bullies, and we shouldn't let anyone bully their way into president because that's not what we are as americans. >> wikileaks released paid speeches by hillary clinton to goldman sachs over the weekend. the documents were part of the
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latest release of e-mails allegedly hacked from the personal account of clinton campaign chairman john podesta. they have not been independently authenticated by nbc news and the clinton campaign and u.s. intelligence officials have blamed russia for the hacking of the e-mails. the transcripts reportedly show remarks made to goldman sachs employees during 2013, touching on a number of topics, including the war on syria. clinton allegedly told the crowd the best way to take on the assad regime is covertly as possible. "my view is intervene as covertly as possible for americans to intervene. we used to be much better at this than we are now. now, you know, everybody can't help themselves. they have to go out there and tell friendly reporters and somebody else look what we're doing and i want a credit for it and all the rest of it." speaking of russia, clinton reportedly said, "i would love it if we could continue to build a more positive relationship
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with russia. we'd like to see putin less defensive towards a relationship with the united states so we can work together on some issues." clinton also allegedly touched on the financial crisis, discussing the root causes with employees, seeming to avoid criticisms of the bank. i think there was a lot that could have been avoided in terms of misunderstanding and politicizing what happened with greater transparency and openness on all sides. you know what happened, how it happened, how did it happen, how can we prevent it from happing. meanwhile, another e-mail from 2008 claims to show clinton's campaign may have been looking for negative factors about then-senator barack obama, who was her opponent then. the documents allegedly show top allies discussing polling voters about obama's father being a muslim and the president growing up among muslims. in a separate e-mail from 2012, an employee told several aides qatar wanted five minutes to meet with former president bill
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clinton in new york to give him $1 million as a birthday president. the e-mail goes on to say qatar is looking for suggestions for the clinton foundation to place its $20 million gathered to invest in haiti. in other news, the long awaited offensive to retake the iraq city of mosul from isis has begun. the terror group has controlled the city for the past two years. in announcing the operation, the iraqi prime minister said, "the time of victory has arrived," adding isis would be punished and the city rebuilt. iraqi forces have cut off supply and escape routes for isis fighters. in a statement announcing u.s. support of the operation, secretary of defense ash carter says in part, "this is a decisive moment in the campaign to deliver isil a lasting defeat. we are confident our iraqi partners will prevail against our common enemy and free mosul
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and iraq from isil's hatred and brutality." still ahead, some of the biggest plays from sunday night football. plus, saturday night live parodies and donald trump was not very entertained. those stories and a check on weather when we come right back. before taking his team to state for the first time... gilman: go get it, marcus. go get it. ...coach gilman used his cash rewards credit card from bank of america to earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time.
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the affordable care act is not affordable. what will you do to bring the cost down and make coverage better? >> well, ken, that's a great question. i agree that obamacare can be improved, ken. but, ken, it does have its benefits. number one, insurance companies can't deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition. number two, no lifetime limits, which, you know, is a big deal if you have serious health problems, and number three -- sorry, thought i -- and number
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three, women can't be charged more than -- thought i -- women can't be charged more than men for health insurance. okay, and number four -- ahh! >> we're still laughing about that. that was "saturday night live" mocking donald trump's looming presence over hillary clinton during the second presidential debate. now, trump tweeted yesterday morning, "watch saturday night live" hit job on me. time to retire the boring and unfunny show. alec baldwin portrayal stinks, media rigging elections." he was not happy. let's get a check of the weather outside. bill karins joins us. >> you can't fight the comedian. >> funny, right? >> "saturday night live" was spot on. you can make fun of hillary, too, both ways. can't fight these -- >> comedy. hey, but this weather.
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i don't want to fight it. it's looking pretty good. >> your texas blood loving it, i don't know. record heat possibly in the northeast the next couple days. did you see the super moon? it was gorgeous, huge when it rose, this was a picture from dallas-ft. worth. that's gorgeous. nice timing right there. there are a lot of fantastic -- all the photographers knew the super moon was coming up. there were fantastic images online. only bad stuff today, high winds through the mountains and the west, meaning they are going to head out to the mountains and the plains. not only do we have the high wind warnings, but very dry in the central high plains and this is the time of year when the grass is dying off a bit. you get the high winds, low humidity. this is brush fire season out here. from north texas, all the way through areas of -- even including the denver area, that's where we could see brush fire problems. the northwest had the big storm this weekend. wasn't as bad as advertised, they are happy about that. didn't have the widespread power
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outages, just minor tree damage, but still unsettled morning in the northwest. as far as the record heat goes, today more out into areas of the west, then they'll spread to the east. it is unseasonably warm. look at this today, 89 in st. louis. 88 in little rock. and this warmth is heading your way. even areas like d.c., baltimore, new york, chance for record highs into tuesday. >> it is the return of summer. >> i know, enjoy it. >> limited time only, though. >> exactly. >> all right, thank you, bill. still ahead, bad news for pittsburgh steelers fans and anyone with ben roethlisberger on their fantasy football lineup. we have those details next in sports. i'm about to start the nature's bounty hair, skin and nails challenge to help with lustrous hair, vibrant skin and healthy nails. so in 30 days, my future self will thank me. thank you. wait, i become a model?!? no. whose cellphone is that? sorry. sorry. sorry about that vent blowing your hair.
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instead of being held accountable, hillary is running for president in what looks like a rigged election.
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the election is being rigged. this whole election is being rigged. these lies spread by the media. it's one big fix. the press can't write the kind of things they write, which are lies, lies, lies. >> donald trump down in the polls, claims the books are cooked for hillary clinton. but his closest advisers say he's not really saying what it sounds like he's saying. >> plus, bernie sanders and elizabeth warren team up to help take down trump and warren was really on fire. we'll have the highlights. and developing overnight, iraq backed by the u.s. military moves to retake its second largest city from isis. live from iraq with the latest on the battle for mosul.
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good morning, it's monday, october the 17th, i'm louis burgdorf, alongside betty nguyen. we have some new polling to tell you about in just a moment. >> first, as donald trump has fallen behind in recent polls, he has turned up the rhetoric suggesting that a conspiracy is undermining his chances at victory, saying that recent allegations of sexual misconduct from nine women are all part of it. >> as you have seen, i am a victim of one of the great political smear campaigns in the history of our country. they are coming after me to try and destroy what is considered by even them the greatest movement in the history of our country. there's never been anything like this. >> the whole thing we've been going through, and i hate to say it, but the whole thing we're going through, bernie sanders and this deal, the whole thing
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is one big fix. it's one big ugly lie. it's one big fix. the press can't write the kind of things they write, which are lies, lies, lies. the stories are fabrications and false. and the only thing i say is, hopefully, hopefully, our patriotic movement will overcome this terrible deception. >> the boston globe reports that trump's talk of a rigged outcome is stirring talk of violence among his voters, quoting one 50-year-old supporter saying if clinton is in office, quote, i hope we can start a coup. she should be in prison or shot. that's how i feel about it. we're going to have a revolution and take them out of office if it's what it takes. there's going to be a lot of
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bloodshed. yesterday trump's top supporters sought to explain his comments were really directed at the media. >> i think what he feels is the establishment is against him and they are rigging the election against him, not cheating at the polling place, but you got "the times," you got "the washington post," most of the major newspapers, most of the networks. >> this is not about election officials at the precinct level. i think it's amazing that trump is as close as he is right now, considering the one sidedness of the news media barrage. and the best description of it is by barry castleman in his blog, this is a cue dethat, 20 tv executives decided to destroy trump. >> will you accept the results of the election? >> we will absolutely accept the results of the election. look, the american people will speak in an election that will culminate on november the 8th, but the american people are tired of the obvious bias in the
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national media. that's where the sense of a rigged election goes here. >> but just hours after trump surrogates attempted to soften his statements, the nominee pushed back, with trump tweeting, "the election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing crooked hillary, but also admitting polling places, sad." tim kaine responded to those allegations that the media and clinton campaign have rigged the election against trump, including on the recent allegations of sexual misconduct that trump denies. >> can you say unequivocally that the clinton campaign had nothing to do with getting these women to come forward? >> absolutely. as donald trump has kind of started to go wilder and wilder, i think after by all accounts losing the first two debates, he started to make wild claims, kind of scorched earth claims about the election being rigged, et cetera, so we have to keep putting out a message and we need to call on everybody to speak out about the fact that we
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run elections and we run them well here. he shouldn't be engaging in those scare tactics, so we're needing to push that message and we ask gop leaders also to stand up for the integrity of the american electoral process. >> just one day before heading to paul ryan's home state, donald trump went on a twitter tirade last night criticizing the republican leader, releasing a statement on trump's comments about a rigged election. "our democracy relies on confidence in election results, and the speaker is fully confidence the states will carry out this election with integrity." trump responded on twitter, "the democrats have a corrupt political machine pushing hillary clinton. we have paul ryan always fighting the republican nominee." he also wrote, "paul ryan, a man who doesn't know how to win, including failed run four years ago, must start focusing on the budget, military vets, et cetera." trump is scheduled to hold a rally tonight in green bay. this weekend, progressive
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democrats got a glimpse of what could have been with senators elizabeth warren and bernie sanders on the same stage. the two progressive power houses joined forces to campaign for hillary clinton in denver last night. the senators smacked trump on his taxes and business record, while warren got fired up over allegations that he's forced himself on women over the years. >> i never thought we would see a nominee for president who would brag about sexually assaulting women. i never thought i would see a nominee who would attack his victims who came forward, saying they were too ugly to have been the objects of his assault. you know, i want to say this, some people say it makes them sick to hear donald trump talk like that. well, not me. donald trump's words don't make me sick anymore, they make me furious!
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>> now, i have been running all over this country for a year and a half talking about a corrupt pac system, and on one day donald trump did more to explain the corrupt tax system to the american people than i did in a year and a half. thank you, donald! because what donald said, yeah, i'm a multibillionaire, yeah, i got mansions all over the world, but you know what, i, a billionaire, don't have to pay any taxes, and i'm proud of it, because you suckers are going to pay the taxes for me. >> senators warren and sanders will be back on the trail for clinton this week, both returning to colorado. and sanders will also make a stop in nevada. well, president obama also did not hold back when making the case as to why donald trump should not be president. speaking in cleveland on friday, the president told the crowd what's at risk if it doesn't
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work to elect hillary clinton, using some of trump's own words to get his point across. >> donald trump's closing argument is, what do you have to lose? the answer is, everything. all the progress we've made right now is on the ballot. civility is on the ballot. tolerance is on the ballot. courtesy is on the ballot. honesty is on the ballot. equality is on the ballot. kindness is on the ballot. all the progress we've made in the last eight years is on the ballot. democracy itself is on the ballot right now. you know, i noticed her opponent, he seems to be in the middle of the game making excuses all the time for why he might be losing.
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and it's always interesting to me to see folks who talk tough, but then don't act tough. because if you're tough, you don't make excuses. you don't start complaining about the refs before the game's even done. you just play the game. right? >> obama is an incompetent. he's an incompetent president. he doesn't know what he's doing. he's out campaigning all day long. he's talking about me like he knows me. i don't know him. he doesn't know me. and why doesn't some woman maybe come up and say what they say falsely about me, they could say about him. they could say it about anybody. now to the latest poll positions in the race for president with just over three weeks to election day. our nbc news/wall street journal poll shows hillary clinton with an 11-point lead over donald
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trump in a four-way race, 48% to 37%, but a much tighter race, clinton ahead by four points, 47% to 43%, that's just within the margin of error there. clinton continuing to dominate among women, leading trump by 20 points. he has a much smaller lead, 3%, among men. clinton is ahead a whopping 60 points, trump leads among white voters by 11 points. when it comes to the "access hollywood" tape, 53% of voters say it should not disqualify trump from the race, 33% say it should. from politics to business. elon musk postponed what was supposed to be a mystery announcement today, the same day the company announced a new partnership with panasonic. cnbc's nancy hungerford joins us live from london. what's expected with tesla's mystery reveal here?
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>> there's a big question mark hanging over that one, louis, we'll have to wait just until wednesday now to find out the announcement. speculation says it could be an upgrade to the energy power saving unit, or it could be an upgrade to the autopilot system, but the suspense is on. tesla also announced it intends to sign a deal with panasonic to develop solar cells. the development would be based in buffalo, new york, and this is all contingent on tesla's ability to pass its acquisition of elon musk's solar city. a board vote is due on november 17th. look at tesla shares today, see if there's any action on that one. banks in focus once again, bank of america reporting earnings this morning, kicking off reports we will await goldman sachs later in the week, but on friday wells fargo, of course, was the big story in its first earnings report since the cross selling scandal, which involved about 2 million fraudulent
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accounts. including the fact they'll release, make it public the results of their internal investigation on the cross-selling scandal, but overall, wells fargo did beat just a notch on eps and on revenue, as well. look out to see if banks continue to surprise on the upside. back to you for now. >> live from london, thanks so much. still ahead, richard engel joins us live from iraq, where the mission to retake mosul from isis is now under way. we're back in just a moment. boost
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won't be easy, because up to 1.5 million people are living in the city of mosul, so it is not simply a question of bombing the city, driving isis out. the american forces who are advising this mission, the iraqi forces who are taking the lead, don't want to depopulate the city, don't want to create a wave of refugees that will only potentially create more problems for the local population, be regionally destabilizing. there's also the big concern that isis has booby trapped the city of mosul. we've heard numerous reports isis put bombs under the roads and has traps waiting for iraqi troops. still, when we were with iraqi troops today as they were advancing towards mosul, their morale was high, they were flashing victory signs, they are being greeted by people on the roads, given cheers. there's a lot of will in this country for isis to be driven out of mosul. isis has been holding the city of mosul for just over two years
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now. the city's economy has stopped. it is imposed draconian forms of islamic law, public executions. this is by far the biggest operation anywhere in the world to date against isis. about 60,000 iraqis are taking place, and it is the full focus of the 5,000 american troops in this country. >> all right, nbc's richard engel joining us live from iraq. richard, thank you for that. louis? turning to another developing story overseas, the u.s.s. mason has been fired on for the third time in a week off the coast of yemen. the ship deployed countermeasures and was not hit. the u.s. navy destroyer was targeted from missiles twice last week. the military launched missile strikes in response, destroying three radar sites. yesterday secretary of state john kerry called for a cease-fire between both sides. meanwhile, top diplomats
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from the u.s. and uk are threatening russia with additional sanctions if the country doesn't change its course in syria. both u.s. secretary of state john kerry and british foreign secretary boris johnson stopped short of ruling out military action. when asked if anything can be done before president obama leaves office, secretary kerry said the president has not yet taken any options off the table. his british counterpart said the most powerful weapon they have at this point over putin are new sanctions. still ahead, evangelical voters once again find themselves in a tough spot with donald trump. we'll show you the conversations had in some churches this past sunday. that story, plus bill karins is back with a check on weather when we come right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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hello and welcome to the second and worst ever presidential debate. i'm martha raddatz. >> i'm anderson cooper. before we begin, we need to do one last thing. >> much better. now let's get this nightmare started. please help us welcome the candidates, republican nominee donald trump, and can we say this yet? >> probably fun. >> president hillary clinton. ♪
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>> little look there at the second presidential debate getting the "snl" treatment. you know, the allegations against donald trump have created a dilemma for evangelical voters. while they support social issues, our kristen welker found a lot of evangelicals are having trouble getting past the latest trump controversy. >> reporter: in texas, reverend samuel rodriguez, president of the nation's largest hispanic evangelical organization, took to the pulpit. his focus not only religion, but also politics. >> as it pertains to the presidency of the united states of america, character matters. >> reporter: while rodriguez says many think donald trump will make the best choices for the supreme court, the audiotape and abuse of women trouble him.
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>> so egregious and horrific. >> reporter: evangelicals a b bastian of support for decades, but now some are turning away from the republican candidate. a recent reuters online poll of all evangelicals show trump only has a one-point lead over clinton with the group, down from 12 points in july. >> the god i believe in cares about people first, and donald trump clearly doesn't care about anybody but himself. >> reporter: democrats trying to capitalize. tim kaine visiting a spanish-speaking evangelical church. and while some evangelicals are lashing out, many of their leaders haven't pulled their support. tony perkins of the family research council called trump's behavior offensive and degrading, but is still backing him. jerry followell jr. echoed that idea earlier this week. >> i'm going to vote for donald trump because i believe he's the best qualified to be president of the united states. >> reporter: a group of liberty
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university students are outraged fallwell still supports trump, saying they are tired of being associated with one of the worst presidential candidates in american history. even trump's evangelical running mate mike pence wants to see a forceful apology. >> pence is all but begging him to do that. it's the language evangelicals understand. >> reporter: trump now hoping to hold on to one of the pillars of the party faithful. >> and our thanks to kristen welker for that report. louis? let's get a check on your weather now with nbc meteorologist bill karins. i see unseasonably warm here. how long is this going to last? >> work week, then it goes down, enjoy this if you like it, if you don't want to turn the heat on in your house, you don't have to. record high in tulsa, amarillo, little rock, nashville, cleveland, then we continue with that warm air and record highs to the east, d.c. getting near
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record highs, same with new york city as we go into tuesday. the other story, we had the big storm this weekend in the west, minor power outages, still unsettled weather here in the west today. not going to be, like, horrendous with flooding or anything, but still showers on and off over the next couple days. rainfall amounts through tuesday, highest toeltss along the coast, could get an inch or two. liking this, moisture into california for the first time this season, even a little bit of snow at the high elevations. today's forecast, windy with record warmth. only problem with this today in the middle of the country, don't be surprised if you hear about pictures, you know, forest fires, maybe brush fires, too. areas when it's this windy and dry this time of year coming out of new mexico, arizona, and also north texas and denver, that's the problem. again, 90 in oklahoma city is great, 30 to 40 mile per hour winds. if we get fires that start, they'll spread rapidly. hopefully, they won't. tuesday we take the warmth, spread it into the ohio valley. mid 80s, this is air
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conditioning weather, louis. >> thanks so much, bill. when we come back, a look at the stories happening in the day ahead. [burke] hot dog. seen it. covered it. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪
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before we toss it over to "morning joe," let's get a check on the stories you'll be hearing about in the day ahead. opening statements begin today in the whistle-blower trial against penn state former football coach. michael queary lost his job after the allegations against jerry sandusky came to life. queary claims he was punished for helping prosecutors. a defamation trial against "rolling stone" magazine gets under way today. a university administrator is suing over an article alleging a rape at pa fraternity house. the article was later debunked. reopened hoboken terminal after the train crashed two weeks ago. one woman was killed and more than 100 others were injured. officials say the train was going twice the speed limit for crashing. on the campaign trail today, donald trump will be in wisconsin, his running mate mike pence holds two rallies in ohio, also an event in michigan. hillary clinton is off the trail today, but her surrogates are out. bill clinton holds two events in new hampshire, while bernie
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sanders holds two events in colorado. that's going to do it for us on this monday. i'm betty nguyen alongside louis burgdorf. "morning joe" starts right now. >> got my name right. >> i did. >> the affordable care act is not affordable. what will you do to bring the costs down and make coverage better? >> ken, that's a great question. i agree that obama care can be improved, ken, but, ken, it does have its benefits. number one, insurance companies can't deny you coverage because of an existing condition. number two, no lifetime limits, which, you know, is a big deal if you have serious health problems, and number three -- sorry. i thought i -- number three, women can't be charged more than -- thought i -- women can't be charged more than

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